The Vigil for Deah, Yusor, and Razan was held at the LSU Union in the Atchafalaya Room on February 21st, 2015 at 6 pm.
Early last week, Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha were unjustifiably killed.
Barakat was a second-year student at the UNC School of Dentistry. His wife had recently been accepted to study there next year. And her sister was a freshman studying architecture at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
These three young people had their lives cut short by hate-fueled violence. All acts of violence come from a place of hate.
The amount of violence that our fellow Americans continue to experience because of misinformed ideas about their identity and faith is unconscionable. It is my hope that you will join us in this effort to bring light to the harm of islamophobia and the importance of tolerance.